San Diego

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San Diego ranks 11th among our major metro areas, and its score on most of our nine factors ranks in the middle of the pack. Expect a higher-than-average racial and ethnic diversity and college-educated population. This leads to a ranking of fourth in demographics. Our rankings do not, however, capture the value of proximity to southern California beaches.

#11 San Diego

POPULATION: 3,260,400
STUDENTS: 292,563
RANKING DETAIL:
#8 COLLEGE EDUCATED
#8 DIVERSITY

Quality of life

#10 CITY ACCESS
#9 ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
#10 BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Economics

#9 YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
#9 LABOR FORCE
#2 INNOVATION
#13 RENT

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